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Feb. 28, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Dancing in Clover returns March 21

What has four leaflets, is green and is the subject of a gala event?  It’s the 4—H clover!  4-H is an informal education program for youth ages 5-19 who want to “learn by doing” which is the 4-H philosophy.  What’s the gala event? Why it’s Dancin’ in the Clover of course and the sixth one at that!

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Scott Safety expansion will create 67 jobs

Scott Technologies, Inc. plans to invest $28.7 million in Monroe over the next five years, creating 67 new jobs at the location.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Bus drivers reflect on years of service

Every day, 315 Union County Public Schools yellow buses travel more than 30,000 miles, carrying approximately 24,000 children to school and then safely home again in the afternoon.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

Common Heart offers tax service

Thanks to generous community supporters, volunteers with the local nonprofit Common Heart have been able to file taxes for 86 residents just one month into its free income tax service.


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Jan. 21, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Watts breaks Union County record

Weddington superstar Stephanie Watts passed former Parkwood great Tiffany Brown to become Union County's all-time leading scorer in Tuesday's win. Watts will be playing for the UNC Tar Heels this time next year.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Crowder preparing to be a pro

Jamison Crowder his completed his record-setting football career at Duke University, and now he's training for the NFL Combine. The 5-9, 175-pound receiver earned his degree in 3.5 years, so he doesn't have to worry about taking classes while he's getting ready for the NFL.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Chambers anxious to contribute at Duke

Former Monroe High QB Quay Chambers will be a redshirt sophomore on Duke's football team in the fall. Between now and then the 6-3, 215-pounder is trying to win the starting job at slot receiver.

 


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Panthers get above-average grade for 2014-15

The Carolina Panthers had a losing season, but they also won a playoff game. Here's a look at the offense, defense and special teams graded out.


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Feb. 12, 2015 @ 02:45 PM

Use caution when mixing prescription drugs

Two years ago a Wisconsin man hospitalized for pneumonia was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and prescribed 100 mg of Januvia, one of the common oral medications used for treatment. A month later, he was back in the hospital complaining about stomach pain and worried something else was wrong.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Playmakers opens with 'Musical Comedy Murders'

Union County Playmakers will put on its first stage production in March with “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.”


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

North Carolina has beer renaissance

Margo Metzger describes it as a movement — a Southern craft beer movement. Bill Manley calls it a Renaissance.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Flowers, not just pretty, but tasty, too

Not all flowers are edible.  In fact, some can make you downright ill, so do your homework before nibbling from the landscape.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Shrubs, trees make good property screens

A century ago celebrated poet Robert Frost published “Mending Wall” in which he penned “good fences make good neighbors”.


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Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Stopping growth is not an option, control is

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Union County again on the Board of County Commissioners. One of the goals I have is to help bring a better understanding of the issues we face to the taxpayers.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.